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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (Little Bear) [Paperback]

By Martin Waddell (Author) & Barbara Firth (Illustrator)
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Item description for Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (Little Bear) by Martin Waddell & Barbara Firth...

When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love

Publishers Description
"I don't like the dark," said Little Bear.
"What dark?" said Big Bear.
"The dark all around us," said Little Bear.
In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers--in a final loving gesture--nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (Little Bear) by Martin Waddell & Barbara Firth has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1032
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 754
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 716

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Candlewick
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 3, 1994
Publisher   Candlewick
Age  3-6
ISBN  1564022625  
ISBN13  9781564022622  
UPC  732483002621  

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More About Martin Waddell & Barbara Firth

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martin Waddell wanted Owl Babies to capture the "strong emotion of I want my mommy! " that is so familiar to children. Martin Waddell is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. He lives in England.
Patrick Benson has won many awards for his illustrations, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with such luminaries as Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, and his picture book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, is a classic with more than 12 million copies in print. Patrick Benson lives in Scotland."

Martin Waddell currently resides in County Down.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bears > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General

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Books > Fiction > General Christian > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (Little Bear)?

Awesome  Nov 15, 2008
This book was one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid....and I still love it. : )
Bedtime book  May 11, 2008
This is a dilariously sweet novel that combines the simple story of fear-of-dark with some clever and intricate illustrations that bring the right amount of humor to Little Bear's plight. What seemed predictable at first ended with an awe-inspiring declaration of both the wonder of the natural world and good ol' love. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing is just as pretty as anything. Great bedtime book.
Can't you sleep, Little Bear  Aug 1, 2007
Purchased this book for 1 of my grandkids. Love the story and the artwork. Great read for going to bed :). I just purchased another one for another of my grandkids and am looking forward to spending some "grandma" time with her.
A parable on a child's need for love & reassurance  May 30, 2007
My daughter received this book as a Christmas gift last year, and she still loves it. Not a week goes by without this book being read. The story is simple enough - Big Bear puts Little Bear to bed, and settles down to a night of reading. Little Bear however, can't seem to get to sleep - the different positions tried by Little Bear is so reminiscent of a child's tossing and turning in bed, and the illustrations made my daughter laugh. It turns out Little Bear is afraid of the dark, and the rest of the story deals with Big Bear's efforts in trying to provide Little Bear with light, when all is really needed is a big hug and reassurances. Its a wonderful tale about the importance of nurturing and reassuring one's child so that they grow up feeling secure in our love for them.
A winner....  Jan 10, 2007
This is a great bedtime story and my daughter loves it. Initially we got the book from the library, but I have since purchased our own copy. Tots will relate well to the little bear character, my daughter even recites some of the words. Its a great addition to our bedtime routine.

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